MHA Today | May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018
MHA Today: News for Healthcare Leaders

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May 17, 2018

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In This Issue
MHA Hosts Rural Hospital Council Meeting
MLN Connects Provider eNews Available


MHA Rural Hospital Council MHA Hosts Rural Hospital Council Meeting

Staff Contact: Mary Becker

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials from Baltimore and the Kansas City regional office attended the MHA Rural Hospital Council meeting this morning for a Patients Over Paperwork Initiative Listening Session.

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Regulatory News
the latest actions of agencies monitoring health care

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available

Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler

Updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.

  • New Medicare card: Medicare Beneficiary Identifier look-up tool clarification and Railroad Retirement Board mailing
  • Quality payment program: Check 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System clinician eligibility at the group level
  • Enhanced drug dashboards to increase transparency on drug prices

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Consider This ...

The fertility rate fell to 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age, down 3 percent from 2016. It was the largest single-year decline since 2010. In 2017, women had nearly 500,000 fewer babies than in 2007, despite the fact that there were an estimated 7 percent more women in their prime childbearing years of 20 to 39.

Source: The New York Times